Co-founders Karla Gallardo and Shilpa Shah are dedicated to creating a brand that makes premium essential pieces accessible for the modern woman. Cuyana creates timeless collections for the modern woman through carefully selected fabrics, precise silhouettes, and attention to detail. This apparel and accessories brand infuses integrity and kindness into every piece from the highest-quality materials. Skilled global craftsmen from throughout Europe, South America, China, and the U.S design the collection. Karla Gallardo, CEO of Cuyana started the brand with the vision of creating a global design house. Her inspiration for the brand is about practicing intentional buying through sustainable pieces. After growing up in Ecuador, Karla moved to the States where she earned an MBA from Stanford and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. Shilpa Shah the CXO of Cuyana grew up in the South Asian community and she graduated with her MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. She is passionate about celebrating the spirit of women empowering women. The name Cuyana means “to love” in Quechua, in honor of the craftsman who made their first product.
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